Tuesday 31st July 2012

by sophie

I started reading Kurt Vonnegut today. Slaughterhouse Five, anyone familiar? Never read any Vonnegut before, but I bought it off this guy who sells books on a cart for a dollar or five in front of NYU Stern business school. When I bought it off him I did not notice but apparently my friend said the week before his wrists were bandaged as if they had been slashed.

What a voice this Vonnegut has. I am only on the seventh page so I do not know for sure yet but I think he writes about war. His syntax reminds me of Joseph Heller’s.

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3 Responses to “musings from suburbia”

  1. Vivek says:

    I read it in HS. It’s depressing at times (as most war books usually are), but it’s a very engaging book that does more than just evoke catharsis.

    I see that guy in front of Stern all the time. He has a great collection, and I’m always in awe of where he sources them. Many of the books he sells I can’t even find in libraries.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the shout out?

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